National Night Out Shortbread

— 5:45 AM on August 3, 2010

Eight is Enough

  1. DigiTimes reports notebook vendors to launch AMD Ontario-powered models in 1Q11
  2. What Microsoft isn't saying about its iPad compete strategy
  3. Engadget reports MasterPad prototype marries Windows 7 to 11.6" IPS screen (video)
  4. TC Magazine reports OQO Model 03 proves that high-priced UMPCs aren't dead, yet
  5. Fudzilla reports 3.2GHz remains the fastest AMD in 2010
    and AMD Athlon II X3 450 scheduled for Q3 2010
  6. TC Magazine reports Samsung announces the EcoGreen F4 1.5TB & 2TB hard drives
  7. C|Net reports Windows 7 passes Vista in usage
  8. Switched: How Internet Explorer almost set the bar for privacy, but chose ad dollars instead

National Night Out

  1. SemiAccurate: Whispers say Mike Rayfield out at Nvidia
    and hp settles with U.S. DoJ over 2007 fraud suit
  2. The NY Times: Bing and Google in a race for features
  3. Computerworld reports worldwide chip sales soar on PC, cell phone demand
  4. InfoWorld cites study: Server spending weak this year
  5. The Register reports IBM deploys x64 battle wagon
  6. OWC offers first ever eSATA interface for iMac
  7. USA Today: iPad, other high tech gadget trends differ by region
  8. DigiTimes reports hp and Acer set to ship over 10 million notebooks in 3Q10
  9. SemiAccurate reports Taiwanese companies not getting USB 3.0 products certified
  10. VR-Zone reports Kingston releases watercooled RAM-kits: Ready to overclock
  11. Ars Technica reports quantum memory may topple Heisenberg's uncertainty principle
  12. 3D Vision Blog: Modifying the 3D Vision glasses to show 2D left or right frame only
  13. TechFlash reports CT attorney general investigates Amazon, Apple over e-book deals
    and new Kindle already sold out
  14. Forbes: Stealth government contractor monitors U.S.
    Internet providers, worked with Wikileaks informant
  15. A free MIT science education? Yup, and Science loves it
  16. DailyTech reports Duke report claims solar energy is now cheaper than nuclear power
  17. Dealzon's deals: $200 off hp laptops $1,399+, $50 off 14.5” hp Envy 14,
    $44 off 1TB Toshiba Canvio Plus, and $75 off Droid X + $30 credit
Mobile and telco news

  1. The Register reports Android surges past iPhone in smartphone sales
  2. Network World on coping with Wi-Fi's biggest problem: Interference
  3. DSLReports: FiOS users getting more than they pay for
    and AT&T tinkers with DSL pricing
  4. Wired: American iPad users pay among the highest for data worldwide
  5. Engadget: Apple's Lala music team working on video streaming service for 2010 launch?
  6. SlashGear: Verizon's 4G roadmap leaks, seems to be right on schedule
  7. Engadget: BlackBerry 9800 slider for AT&T slips through FCC: ready for 11AM announcement
  8. AllThingsD: 57% of U.S. BlackBerry owners would rather not be
  9. 9 to 5 Mac: FaceTime over 3G (video)
  10. TUAW shares rumor: Update on white iPhone manufacturing
    and Power Support Crystal Film for iPhone 4 now shipping
  11. DailyTech reports Windows Phone 7 hits Europe in October, U.S. must wait until November
  12. Engadget: Nokia's treatment of MeeGo smartphone UI revealed?
  13. Engadget reports EVO 4G starts getting Android 2.2 update over the air
  14. VR-Zone: HTC Legend software update 2.05.707.1? Froyo or not?
  15. Phone Scoop: No hotspot, no tethering for Motorola Droid

  1. MS10-046 released out-of-band yesterday
  2. Download Squad reports Mac OS X slips in OS market share for 4th straight month
  3. Computerworld reports latest Linux kernel uses Google-made protocols
  4. The Windows Blog on Internet Explorer usage share in July
  5. Microsoft to launch Office 2011 for Mac in October
  6. InfoWorld reports startup's software aims to simplify management of virtual storage
  7. HT4U's performance-comparison: Catalyst 10.5 vs. 10.6 vs. 10.7 (in German)
  8. Sysinterals suite - August 2, 2010
  9. Opera 10.61 RC2
  10. Trillian 5 beta for Windows
  11. CrystalDiskInfo 3.7.0
  12. CDBurnerXP
  13. TechFlash reports PlayOn taking Hulu, Netflix to iPhone with HTML5 web app

  1. Bethesda Blog: Announcing 'QuakeCon Done Quick'
  2. Fudzilla reports Activision to talk subscription plans soon
  3. Kotaku: How consoles can leave a company vulnerable to hackers
  4. Wired on why Xbox might be Microsoft's future—and computing's, too
  5. IndustryGamers: Kinect development is not cost prohibitive, says Microsoft
  6. Fudzilla reports discounted Madden PSP bundle to be released
  7. IGN reports Fable III PC delayed
  8. Gamasutra: Taking back Fallout
  9. CS: Source update released
  10. Ars Technica on Microsoft's Summer of Arcade
  11. PC Perspective's StarCraft II performance update: AMD decides
    to allow gamers
    to enable anti-aliasing in the control panel
  12. FiringSquad reviews StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
  13. Shacknews: A beginner's guide to StarCraft II multiplayer
  14. An edu-game that entertains? Ars Technica on The Curfew's dystopia
Systems and storage

  1. Engadget's back to school guide: Netbooks and laptops
    and iMac (mid-2010) Core i3 review
  2. reviews Shuttle XPC SH55J2 barebone
  3. iXBT Labs review ASRock 890GX Extreme3
  4. Everything USB reviews SIIG 4-port USB 3.0 hub
  5. Tech ARP posts hard disk prive performance comparison guide rev. 4.1
  6. TechReviewSource reviews 1TB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk
  7. Big Bruin reviews 128GB Crucial RealSSD C300
  8. OC3D reviews 120GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD
  9. reviews 100GB Patriot Inferno SSD
  10. OCIA and ThinkComputers review 60GB OCZ Agility 2 SSD
  11. TWL: Installing BackTrack 4 R1 to a USB flash drive
  12. Technic3D reviews 32GB Corsair Survivor GTR (in German)
  13. TestFreaks review Samsung SH-B123L 12X BD-ROM / DVD writer

  1. [H]ard|OCP reviews Asus Ares dual-5870 GPU video card
  2. Hi Tech Legion: A look at immersive gaming technology featuring the EVGA GTX 465
  3. Expreview's first view of Onda's non-reference GeForce GTX 460 and
    Galaxy's GeForce GTX 460 packed 0.4ns Samsung GDDR5 memory
  4. Benchmark Reviews on Asus GeForce GTX 460 SLI performance
  5. Funky Kit reviews Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 OC 1GB
  6. HT4U reviews MSI N460GTX Cyclone OC 1GB
    and Zotac GeForce GTX 460 (in German)
  7. TweakPC reviews MSI GeForce GTX 460 Cyclone 768MB OC (in German)
  8. t-break reviews Asus ENGTX460 1GB
  9. TweakTown's $210 video card showdown
  10. LostCircuits on Asus EAH5850 and 5850TOP in CrossFire
  11. KitGuru reviews HIS HD 5770 IceQ 5 Turbo

  1. Björn3D reviews Eagle Tech ET-AR508LR-BK stereo speaker
  2. APH Networks on Logitech Z520 desktop computer speakers
  3. LanOC Reviews, Neoseeker, OCC & TweakTown review Choiix Boom Boom portable speaker
  4. iGadget Life reviews Siig SoundWave Sphere speaker
  5. ThinkComputers: Battle of the carriers and their phones
  6. Digital Trends pits iPhone 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate) vs. EVO 4G
  7. HotHardware on Motorola Droid X: The next generation of does
  8. Hardware Canucks review Cyborg Gaming R.A.T. 7 gaming mouse
  9. ASE Labs review Verbatim Nano wireless notebook laser mouse
  10. InsideHW reviews Logitech MK 710 mouse and keyboard set
  11. Hardware Secrets reviews Rosewill RK-V1TP wireless keyboard
  12. UMLan reviews Rosewill RK-800G keyboard
  13. LanOC Reviews has SteelSeries gaming surface comparison (I-2 vs. SX vs. QcK)
Power, cases, and cooling

  1. KitGuru reviews 600W OCZ StealthXStream 2 PSU
  2. Hardware Heaven reviews NZXT Vulcan case
  3. BayReviews on Cooler Master CM 690 II case
  4. ABT reviews Cooler Master Elite 430 Black case
  5. Futurelooks reviews Thermaltake Armor A90 case
  6. Overclockers Online reviews Thermaltake Element V case
  7. Computing on Demand on StarTech computer service tool kit
  8. PureOC reviews Koolance CPU-LN2-V2 LN pot
  9. Legit Reviews on Gelid Icy Vision GPU cooler
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